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Nilavarai Bottomless Well

Nilavarai, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
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Another point of inquiry and interest

The mystery of the well has now been resolved. It has a bottom, and is over 52 mts deep... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2017
Sunshine Coast
Not Really 'Bottomlass'

Rather Ho Hum. Not much to see and bereft of any real history. At one point the fresh water that... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
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Nilavarai, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

The mystery of the well has now been resolved. It has a bottom, and is over 52 mts deep. Beautiful clear water, often used by the locals for bathing, swimming. Another must spot when travelling in Jaffna

1  Thank fjp4564
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Rather Ho Hum. Not much to see and bereft of any real history. At one point the fresh water that sits above the salt water was used for irrigating nearby fields, now it is just a rather decrepit well with a local 'entrepreneur' selling entry...More

Thank PSie
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

I've reviewed it 2 stars because I saw some lovely agricultural areas on route, otherwise it would have had 1. It's literally a large dirty well with rubbish thrown inside and an entrance fee. The most interesting part of the site was a poster about...More

Thank Alice L
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Even though its called bottomless , i read a board near the well which stated that the depth of the well was 52 meters or so. 18 feet of it was fresh water and below that was salt water. There are pictures of carts/chariots found...More

Thank Nirmal G
Reviewed April 26, 2017

This is somehow a natural wonder and easy to reach you should walk down to the well it's pleasantly cool there and the water colour amazing

Thank gerdt_13
Reviewed March 27, 2017

The well is not mainted well.just the fishes n leaves in the well.dark murky water. The history of the well is it has no bottom. Creepy well to visit. It is cordoned of with grilles. And have to pay a certain amount of fee.what a...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed March 12, 2017

This bottomless well had fresh water and never dries up so the water was pumped out to fields for irrigation purposes. This was sometime ago but now when I visited in February 2017 there was no pumping of water and all that was involved ion...More

1  Thank Navam T
Reviewed March 6, 2017

The Nilavarai Well is popular attraction in Jaffna lying in Nilaavarai. It referred to as a bottomless well or Deep Well, this well is caused by collapse of the top layer, exposing a limestone cavern connected to a underground water source. It is said that...More

Thank janon2011
Reviewed February 28, 2017

This is a brand new Hotel. Comfortable and big rooms, like appartments. Excellente restaurant with broad meny from large parts of Asia as well as western. The staff is very service minded and offers tours out in the nature and to cultural sites. For nature...More

Thank Anders Faugstad M
Reviewed February 17, 2017

An interesting place but with not much to see... It was nice seeing it as we passed in front of it but it wouldn't have been worth going there otherwise.

Thank Clem D
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August 6, 2017|
Response from janon2011 | Reviewed this property |
@Namal G, you are really correct. It might reopen the existence of Lemurian cultures